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  • We regularly get calls from people looking to purchase cheap shipping containers, and they're surprised when the containers don't cost only a couple of hundred dollars. "I went down the highway and saw stacks of containers all over the place, why can't you sell them to me for a cheaper price?" What most people don't realize is that the container yards they're passing are essentially parking lots f ...
  • The holiday season is upon us once again, and while we at ContainerAuction.com will be working, we will also be doing some traveling as well, so it may be difficult to reach us due to time zones and flight schedules. Christmas Day, December 25th: Offices closed, although someone may reply to the occasional email. All of the depots (that we use) are closed, so no containers in the US will be ...
  • Once a shipping container is set on the ground, it's very difficult to move to a new position. If you are able to chain up to the corner casting and drag the container to a new position you run the risk of gouging the pavement, concrete, or other surface that the container is sitting on. Until container skates came along. What is a Container Skate? A shipping container skate is a plastic block ...
  • Intermodal 2017 was an exceptional show, similar to previous years the show provided lots of new ideas and innovations in the industry, as well as the chance to meet up with old colleagues and new potential business partners. The three main take aways were industry consolidation, the shortage of second hand containers, and the influence of technology. More Consolidation After the merger between Tr ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, are great places for aging and storing firewood. While at the end of November (the time this article was originally published) it’s getting a little late in the season to get this type of project started, there’s still a little time if you don’t need to dry the firewood. To get started using a shipping container for drying green firewood and stor ...
  • Having a shipping container delivered to a residential address can be substantially different than having one delivered to a commercial location, primarily due to the fact that most commercial locations will have a forklift or crane on site while residential locations typically do not. With this in mind, some extra tasks may be required when preparing a residential location for a shipping containe ...
  • Intermodal Europe is taking place in Amsterdam this year on November 28th, 29th, and 30th, and ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance all three days and available for meetings and presentations. Intermodal Europe is the industry’s leading annual conference and seminar, as well as corporate and social networking events; and is attended by a wide range of people and companies ranging from ...
  • If you're in central Florida and looking for a shipping container home for sale, a friend of ours has a great turn-key option for you. This container home started with a 45' high cube container and has virtually everything that you'd need for either a permanent residence or a week end get away place. Let's start off with the construction process, which was very well documented. They star ...
  • Shipping container condition is important to companies or individuals that need a sea bound, cargo worthy shipping container to move goods, and for those looking to use a shipping container for storage that require the unit to be wind and water tight. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a shipping lines definition of cargo worthy may not be in line with the aesthetic expectations of ...
  • Shipping container inventory has dropped off, while prices has increased in the past few months due to a slowdown of production in China due to the new paint regulations, and shipping lines picking up a lot of the available used container inventory in the United States and other parts of the world. This hic-up in the supply chain has caused an overall price increase in both new and used shipping c ...
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